Staff profile

Dr Roger Suthren

Senior Lecturer in Geology




College of Science and Engineering


School of Built and Natural Environment


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am the Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Geology and the Subject Leader for BSc Joint Honours Geology, Environmental Hazards. 

Teaching responsibilities

I also develop online learning resources, including virtual fieldwork.

Professional interests

Geology and Earth Sciences. Various areas of Geology, including volcanoes, sediments and sedimentary rocks, geological hazards, and the geology of the Languedoc region, southern France. Earth science education, for formal courses and for the general public. I have a particular interest in computer-aided learning in geoscience.

Research interests

Various aspects of Sedimentology and Volcanology. Current projects include fluvial deltaic sedimentology in the Upper Carboniferous of Derbyshire.

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate Qualifications

Research Qualifications

Research Posts

In the media

Radio interviews following the earthquakes in Lincolnshire (February 2008), L'Aquila in Italy (2009), Haiti (2010), and the Icelandic volcano eruption of spring 2010.

Recent publications